Birmingham, AL (City Center)








About Birmingham, AL (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Birmingham is $274,030, which is more expensive than 90.1% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 58.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Birmingham City Center is currently $1,007, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.5% of Alabama neighborhoods.

Birmingham City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Real estate in the City Center of Birmingham, AL is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Birmingham City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Birmingham, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

An interesting characteristic about the Birmingham City Center neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

In addition, the Birmingham City Center neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in the Birmingham City Center neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 89.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.3% of American neighborhoods.

In addition, the Birmingham City Center neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, 87.4% of the real estate in the Birmingham City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Birmingham City Center choose to walk to work each day (14.5%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Birmingham City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Birmingham City Center neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Birmingham are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Birmingham City Center neighborhood, 62.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.6%), and 5.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Birmingham City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.7%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Birmingham, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.6%), and residents who report English roots (4.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.3%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Birmingham City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (14.5%) and 7.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Birmingham, AL (City Center) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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    Birmingham
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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Birmingham Property CRIMES

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    Birmingham
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Adolescent Day Treatment School
2015 Park Place N
Birmingham, AL 35203
KG-12
Engle Day Treatment School
2015 Park Place N
Birmingham, AL 35203
01-07
Homebound Elementary School
2015 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
PK-07
Homebound High School
2015 Park Place N
Birmingham, AL 35203
07-12
Phillips Academy School
2316 7th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
PK-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

BIRMINGHAM CITY


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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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Better than of AL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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